William Allen White’s Answers

William Allen White

Tacoma DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I was caught in 4 peoples back yards and I am in trouble for prowling how long can I be sent to jail?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    2. Joseph Anthony Breidenbach
    3. William Allen White
    4. George Alan Steele
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless the properties are posted "No Trespassing" I don't know that you have broken the law. If I walk across someone else's property there will need to be something that would turn it into something illegal. Is someone came out and told me to get off their property and I didn't them I could be charged with trespass. Get a lawyer and fight like hell.

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  2. My husband has been charged with 2nd degree DV.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Grigoriy Sarkisyan
    2. William Allen White
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    If your husband is charged with Assault 2nd degree and the prosecutor is willing to reduce it from a felony to a misdemeanor this is usually a good thing. One should avoid a conviction for a felony. An important question is why is the prosecutor willing to do this? Does this mean there case is not strong? A prosecutor is under certain duties under the law regarding domestic violence cases and reductions are usually because of proof problems. The prosecutor will not just dismiss the case....

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  3. Is a glass pipe with visible residue untested constitute probable cause for search warrent. of a vehicle.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael Robert Charbonneau
    2. Patrick James Feldman
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    4. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5. William Allen White
    5 lawyer answers

    It depends. You would think that the answer would be the same in every court in every city, county and state. The truth is it depends upon the judge in each court. Your rights to be free from search and seizure are just about gone. The courts have expanded the limiting term "unreasonable" as in "unreasonable search and seizure" and have given great deference to law enforcement claims that it is reasonable for them to suspect criminal activity. An attorney will focus on information that is...

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  4. How do I go about lifting a temporary restraining order?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Emily Laz
    2. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3. William Allen White
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    If the only fact is a letter requesting the return of a firearm and indicating the police would be contacted if the property is not returned then a Court should not have issued a TRO. If there were other allegations, whether true or not, a Court may issue a protective order. You have a right to a hearing to present opposing evidence. If the protective order is entered already then a motion to reconsider or to rescind the order is the proper method. Since it sounds like your matter is more...

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  5. Can i get a new form online?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kate M Forrest
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    I would be happy to answer you question if you provide more information. Please remember that anything you post on here can be seen by anyone. So when reposting your question be sure to keep that in mind. If you could be specific about what form you are looking for I might be of more assistance.

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  6. Should i plead guilty or not guilty when i got to court, have to go to court for possessio of a controlled substance/paraphanela

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kent W Underwood
    2. Christopher A Swaby
    3. William Allen White
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all don't ever admit to anything, be it online or at any other opportunity. The PA can use this against you in court. If you speak in the hypothetical than you can deliver your message without it being used against you later. From your post it appears you have a few issues that could provide a valid defense. It is important to get an attorney to represent you on this matter. If you cannot afford one a public defender is better than not having anything at all. If you are unable to...

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  7. I need a denfense lawyer i have a public defender who is doing nothing for me and it is not right i was beat up falsely arrested

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Aaron Lukoff
    4. William Allen White
    4 lawyer answers

    From your brief statement it appears you have two separate matters. First, the criminal matter that the public defender is handling, without knowing more details one could not say whether the police had probable cause to arrest you. You may hire a private defense counsel if you are not happy with his defense. The second issue is a civil matter in which you would need to bring a 1983 civil rights violation lawsuit against those involved.

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  8. Hello, I was arrested, booked and charged with DUI in kittitas county. I'm out on $1000 bonded bail.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. William Allen White
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If you posted a bond and you fail to appear and a warrant is issued for your arrest, you can be certain that the bonding company does not want to lose their money. Their recourse is to send their bounty hunters to track you down and bring you to court/jail. My experience in Kittitas County is that they are well known for their strenuous enforcement measures, especially this being your third DUI arrest. It seems unwise to hope they will overlook you.

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  9. Is it possible to have documents returned to me or receive reimbursement for damages to my home during a search?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher A Swaby
    2. William Allen White
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, depending upon specific facts that are not contained in your narrative. Getting property returned may be requested to the police or to the court if charges are filed. If you are charged then your lawyer can bring a motion to return non-evidential items immediately. A motion to return evidential items that are not contraband can be filed when the evidential items are no longer needed. If you are not charged than a separate replevin action could be filed asking the court to require the...

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  10. Recently there was an attempt to serve of a $50,000 warrant for 2nd Degree Robbery by 2 US. Marshals & several law officials

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William Allen White
    2. Adrian Martinez Madrone
    2 lawyer answers

    Not only do you need to find an attorney immediately but you also need to stop writing details about the incident on this or any internet site. I understand your concern and need for information but you need to be careful about what you post on any site about ongoing cases. Many attorneys, like myself, offer free consultations. Call today to get one set up.

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